International Class Program (ICP)

Media to Foster the Students into Globalization

As the burgeoning of internationalization and glocalization towards World Class University (WCU) in this increasingly global era, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training (FITK) of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University (UIN Maliki), Malang has offered promising chances for the students accross the world to discover the learning immersion as the global citizen through what so called Internatioal Class Program (ICP).

This program was firstly initiated for the students of Islamic Education Department that were projected to be the qualified Islamic scholars who can adjust themselves in diverse community. Then, this program has been maintained to accomodate the FITK students’ intellectuals, based on the university policy. It means that the students from any departments in FITK can boost their intellectual interests in ICP learning atmosphere. Nowdays, the departments which promote ICP are Islamic Education Department (PAI), Islamic Elementary Teacher Education Department (PGMI), Social Science Education Department (PIPS) and Arabic Education Department (PBA).

Established in 2009, certainly, ICP of FITK UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang exhibits a uniqueness. Where most of the universities normally exploit the use of English as instructional language classroom, the ICP here is outspoken to perpetuate the  deployment of Arabic language in learning and teaching process. Those international languages are the nutrients for the students to comprehend the essence of science, religion, culture, and other relevant informations. Those international languages also become a means of constructing solidarity and kindship among the local and foreign students who are from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia and other countries so as to build unity in diversity.

Cultivating the International Language Mastery and Global Community

To strengthen the international language mastery, the students are obliged to engage in Arabic Language Development Program (PPBA) and English Language Development Program (PPBI) that are well-set in the academic curriculum and integrated in the subject matter. Besides, the students are highly recommended to attend any activities that support their academic achievement through Al-Qur’an interpretation, Study of Al-Hadith, and TOEFL/IELTS preparation program that are usually done once a month.

In the part of institutional management, this program continuously innovates to encourage UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang for AUN-QA international standarization. One of which is by implementing partnership program for students either in ASEAN or Asia region. Automatically, the students will get involved in global atmosphere and share their perspectives in the international realm in which they can train their international language mastery in the overseas schools for partnership program. To do so, the lecturers and other officers of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training Faculty can also be delegated to discover the multi-faceted experiences of their academic interests in global realm. This mutual cooperation will enrich the development and the right refurbishment of Islamic Higher Education.

 

Association of International Class Program Students (AICS)

ICP keeps facilitating the ICP students in leadership through Association of International Class Program Students (AICS) for the students who come from various cultural and demographic backgrounds. A lot of programs are activated by the students, for instance discussions about Islam and other educational issues, seminar on education, outbond, and other activities. The students commonly hold Welcome Home event to let the new ICP students to mingle and interact one another. In this event, the association committees consisting of the senior students socialize the ICP program and what they should do to explore the talents and academic strength in ICP. In short, it is about sharing different learning experiences and expectations in ICP of FITK UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang.

Mokhammad Yahya, MA. PhD, a Social Science Department lecturer, is the Head of International Class Program of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training Faculty of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang. He took his master on University of Philliphinnes and pursued his Doctorate program in Monash University. During his accademic activities, he had been granted to be fellow  of Ford Foundation Scholarship (2003), collaborative researcher with University of Phillipines (2007), fellow  of Asian Public Intellectual by the Nipon Foundation (2007-2008), fellow  of Ford Foundation Scholarship (2008-2013), awardee of Australian Development Scholarship (2008-2012), and collaborative researcher with Frankurt University (2014-2015). His research interests encompass Islamic Studies, Religious Sociology, Culture, Religion and Power, Ethnic Relation, Social Movement, and Interpretation of Al-Qurán and Al Hadith. He can be reached via email address: mokhammadyahya@gmail.com

 Ulfa Muhayani, M.PP, a Social Science Department lecturer, is the Secretary of International Class Program of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training Faculty of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang. Being qualified to be an awardee of Australian Development Scholarship in 2006 let her broaden his academic strength in Monash University, concentrating on Public Policy area. Her research interests center on Women and Children, Gender, Poverty, Education, Society and Culture, Religion and Ministry. She can be reached via email address: maha_oelfah@yahoo.com

Yuanda Kusuma, M.Ag, an Islamic Education Department lecturer, is the Secretary of International Class Program of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training Faculty of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang. The alumnus of Gontor Islamic Boarding School, Ponorogo pursued his study in Interpretation Department of Faculty of Islamic Studies  (Ushludin) in Al Ahzar, Cairo-Egypt in 2004. His research specifications center on Interpretation Study and Islamic Studies. During his professional, he had translated books, entitled “Jauharul Islam by Muhammad Said al Asymawi, Da’wa Fi al Silam by Ibnu al Qoyim, and Tafsir Maudhu’i: Kemelaratan: Sebab dan Cara Menanganinya.” Besides, due to his high Islamic intellectuality, he has written a book about Shariah, entitled “Syariah Sosial Menuju Revolusi Kultural.” He can be reached via email address: yuandakusuma@gmail.com